Arts Corps is a non-profit arts education organization dedicated to developing creative habits of mind in young people. Based in Seattle, Washington, Arts Corps bring hands-on arts classes to youth with little or no other access to arts learning opportunities, predominately children in low income communities of colour. Research shows that arts education has transformative results: higher attendance and graduate rates as well as an increase in creative capacities, leadership skills and connections to community. Arts Corps believe equitable arts learning opportunities for all young people will strengthen schools and communities, and unlock possibilities for our young people in school, college, career and life. They embrace arts education in the context of social change and have made a commitment to reducing the opportunity gap in access to arts learning with high quality programming. In 2012, Arts Corps was awarded the highest national honor in community based arts education by the White House, The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.
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